Public Disclosure of Student Achievement Goals and Outcomes for the University of North Texas

The University of North Texas is engaged in an ongoing pursuit of excellence. To measure progress towards continuous improvement and excellence, UNT annually compares student outcomes to other institutions and other benchmarks of performance. UNT is an educational, scientific, engineering, business and cultural resource center committed to the three-fold mission of teaching, research and service. Student achievement is an integral part of the institution’s purpose. UNT is committed to the students enrolled at the university, and is focused on improving student success.

In a commitment to continuously improve student achievement, the University of North Texas participates in the statewide Closing the Gaps strategic plan. In 2000, UNT set institutional goals to reach for 2005, 2010 and 2015 in student participation, student success, excellence, research and institutional effectiveness. Not only does UNT desire to increase student enrollment in underrepresented populations, but UNT also wants to improve student achievement. The goals set for student success incrementally increase student achievement in all programs. UNT has continued its commitment to student success and has further increased it goals incrementally through the year 2020. This twenty year commitment represents UNT’s focus on student success. (More information on the Closing the Gaps strategic plan is available through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.)

UNT has set the following institutional goals to improve student success:

  • Increase the number of students completing bachelor’s degrees from 3,457 in 2000 to 7,604 by 2020.
  • Increase the number of students completing doctoral degrees from 167 in 2000 to 277 by 2020.
  • Increase the number of Black students completing bachelor’s degrees from 249 in 2000 to 1,093 by 2020.
  • Increase the number of Hispanic students completing bachelor’s degrees from 265 in 2000 to 1,197 by 2020.
  • Increase the number of students completing engineering, computer science, math and physical science bachelor’s degrees from 110 in 2000 to 700 by 2020.
  • Increase the number of teachers certified through UNT annually from 698 in 2000 to 1,500 by 2020.
  • Increase the number of math and science teachers certified through UNT from 59 in 2000 to 125 by 2020.

UNT has made significant progress in meeting these institutional goals to improve student success since 2000. UNT has:

  • Increased the number of students completing bachelor’s degrees from 3,457 in 2000 to 6,158 by 2014 representing a 78.13% increase.
  • Increased the number of students completing doctoral degrees from 167 in 2000 to 291 by 2014 representing a 74.25% increase.
  • Increased the number of Black students completing bachelor’s degrees from 249 in 2000 to 719 by 2014 representing a 188.76% increase.
  • Increased the number of Hispanic students completing bachelor’s degrees from 265 in 2000 to 1,101 by 2014 representing a 315.47% increase.
  • Increased the number of students completing bachelor’s degrees in engineering, computer science, math and physical science from 110 in 2000 to 398 by 2014 representing a 261.82% increase.
  • Increased the number of teachers certified through UNT annually from 698 in 2000 to 1,023 by FY 2013 representing a 46.56% increase.

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To view additional measures on UNT performance, review the data posted within the Texas Higher Education Accountability System (http://www.txhighereddata.org/Interactive/Accountability).